Prenatal and Postnatal Education & Classes

We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of events, classes and support groups designed to help new and experienced parents — and even siblings — learn about how to care for an infant, share their experiences and advice, and overcome the challenges of raising a happy, healthy baby.

Our prenatal and postnatal classes include:

  • Newborn Care Class
  • Childbirth Preparation Class
  • Childbirth Preparation Express Class
  • Breastfeeding Class
  • Infant Massage Class
  • Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
  • Sibling Class
  • Pediatric & Family CPR
  • Car Seat Fitting Station
  • Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Postpartum Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class

Upcoming Events, Classes and Support Groups

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 03/30/2015 until 05/04/2015. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [More]

Breastfeeding Support Group
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am - 11:30am starting 07/27/2010. Breastfeeding mothers and their babies are welcome to attend a weekly support group, where they share their own challenges and solutions in an open and supportive environment. Groups meet either Tuesday 10-11:30a.m., or Thursday 5-6:30p.m. and is facilitated by a lactation consultant provided by Middlesex Hospital. [More]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 1:30pm - 2:30pm starting 02/04/2014. This class is designed to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. [More]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm starting 02/12/2014. This class is designed to prepare your body to deliver your baby and aid in finding your body during postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. [More]

The Mama Connection
Meets weekly on Wednesday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm starting 01/07/2013. Find ways to be healthy, met other new Moms, ask questions and share what works for you. Class meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at One MacDonough Place. For more information and to register, call 860-358-6699 [More]

Breastfeeding Support Group
Meets weekly on Thursday from 5:00pm - 6:30pm starting 09/22/2011. Breastfeeding mothers and their babies are welcome to attend a weekly support group, where they share their own challenges and solutions in an open and supportive environment. Groups meet either Tuesday 10-11:30a.m., or Thursday 5-6:30p.m. and is facilitated by a lactation consultant provided by Middlesex Hospital. [More]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Friday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm starting 10/31/2014. This class is designed to prepare your body to deliver your baby and to aid in finding your body during postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. Classes meet on Wednesdays from 6-7p.m., or Saturdays from 11:30-12:30p.m. in the Bengtson Conference Room at Middlesex Hospital, or Fridays from 6-7p.m. in the Pregnancy & Birth Center classroom. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee: 10 classes for $80, 5 classes for $50 or drop in for $15 per class. [More]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat April 25, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. How to get started at breast and common concerns of breastfeeding mothers are just a few of the topics discussed by a lactation consultant. Classes are held twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Saturday from 11:30am - 12:30pm starting 02/08/2014. This class is designed to prepare your body to deliver your baby and aid in finding your body during postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. [More]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Saturday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm starting 02/08/2014. This class is designed to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. [More]

Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm starting 05/10/2014. This class is designed for couples to prepare for delivering your baby and to aid in finding postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. Classes meet on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30p.m. in the Bengtson Conference Room at Middlesex Hospital. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee: 5 classes for $80, 3 classes for $60 or drop in for $25 per couple, per class. [More]

Newborn Care Class
Sun April 26, 2015 10:00am - 1:30pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Pregnancy Fair - Spring Community Event
Sun April 26, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Come meet our providers and expert team and hear all about the services of the Middlesex Hospital Pregnancy & Birth Center, including: prenatal care, perinatal classes - new yoga/pilates class, labor and birth, breastfeeding, safe sleep, car seat safety, breastfeeding groups and postpartum support and free Tdap (whooping cough) vaccine.We are a "Baby Friendly" and "Magnet" Hospital. You may register online or call Lori Zapatka at 860-358-6699 or email at lori.zapatka@midhosp.org. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 05/02/2015 until 05/09/2015. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun May 03, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed May 06, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. How to get started at breast and common concerns of breastfeeding mothers are just a few of the topics discussed by a lactation consultant. Classes are held twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Infant Massage Class
Sat May 09, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am. Learn how to use touch to enhance the physical and emotional well being of your baby. Nurturing touch communicates love, respect, safety and acceptance. Babies should be between 2-6 months old. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per family. [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Tue May 12, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this guided tour offered twice a month. Tours are given on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed May 13, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm. A 2.5 hour entry level course designed for the general public, parents, babysitters, etc. The course offers guidelines for the one rescuer adult infant/child CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction. Classes held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. To register, call 860-358-6699. $40 per person or $75 per couple. This class will not be eligible for online payment. You should prepay for this class by sending a check to A Second Chance at 16 Main St. Suite 203 Durham, CT 06422. Cost includes textbook, test and cards. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sat May 16, 2015 8:30am - 4:15pm. Our one-day childbirth preparation program covers topics ranging from labor and deliver to postpartum. This class is intended for those parents who want Just the Basics as we help them understand and plan for labor, delivery and postpartum. A tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center is also included. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $80 per couple. [Register]

Sibling Class
Sun May 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am. Big brother or sister can see where Mom will stay, talk about when the baby comes home, and practice holding and diapering life-sized dolls. This class is designed for siblings who are at least 3 years old. Classes held once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $20 per family. [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Wed May 20, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this guided tour offered twice a month. Tours are given on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat May 30, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. How to get started at breast and common concerns of breastfeeding mothers are just a few of the topics discussed by a lactation consultant. Classes are held twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun May 31, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 06/01/2015 until 06/22/2015. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed June 03, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. How to get started at breast and common concerns of breastfeeding mothers are just a few of the topics discussed by a lactation consultant. Classes are held twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 06/06/2015 until 06/13/2015. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun June 07, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Tue June 09, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this guided tour offered twice a month. Tours are given on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed June 10, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm. A 2.5 hour entry level course designed for the general public, parents, babysitters, etc. The course offers guidelines for the one rescuer adult infant/child CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction. Classes held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. To register, call 860-358-6699. $40 per person or $75 per couple. This class will not be eligible for online payment. You should prepay for this class by sending a check to A Second Chance at 16 Main St. Suite 203 Durham, CT 06422. Cost includes textbook, test and cards. [Register]

Infant Massage Class
Sat June 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am. Learn how to use touch to enhance the physical and emotional well being of your baby. Nurturing touch communicates love, respect, safety and acceptance. Babies should be between 2-6 months old. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per family. [Register]

Sibling Class
Sun June 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am. Big brother or sister can see where Mom will stay, talk about when the baby comes home, and practice holding and diapering life-sized dolls. This class is designed for siblings who are at least 3 years old. Classes held once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $20 per family. [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Wed June 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this guided tour offered twice a month. Tours are given on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat June 20, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. How to get started at breast and common concerns of breastfeeding mothers are just a few of the topics discussed by a lactation consultant. Classes are held twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 06/23/2015 until 07/28/2015. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun June 28, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed July 01, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. How to get started at breast and common concerns of breastfeeding mothers are just a few of the topics discussed by a lactation consultant. Classes are held twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 07/11/2015 until 07/18/2015. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Infant Massage Class
Sat July 11, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am. Learn how to use touch to enhance the physical and emotional well being of your baby. Nurturing touch communicates love, respect, safety and acceptance. Babies should be between 2-6 months old. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per family. [Register]

Sibling Class
Sun July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am. Big brother or sister can see where Mom will stay, talk about when the baby comes home, and practice holding and diapering life-sized dolls. This class is designed for siblings who are at least 3 years old. Classes held once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $20 per family. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 07/13/2015 until 08/17/2015. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Tue July 14, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this guided tour offered twice a month. Tours are given on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Wed July 15, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this guided tour offered twice a month. Tours are given on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun July 19, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

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